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Address: north end of Sparta, Sparta, Greece
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Old Sparta - a faint glimpse

The theater and the ruins are just behind the stadium, where the status of Leonidas is at the end of town. The site is not very well displayed and it's hard to find information... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Stamford, Connecticut
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Stamford, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

The theater and the ruins are just behind the stadium, where the status of Leonidas is at the end of town. The site is not very well displayed and it's hard to find information on what you are seeing. Like other reviewers have stated, the best part is that there is hardly ever anyone around and you can roam around... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

When you're around Sparta. Jsut go there. Not much to see but there's no tourist about. You have the place to yourself. The feeling is great

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Hanover, New Hampshire
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

We had a few hours in between busses and went out to the ruins. It's free, which is nice, but you can tell not much effort has been put into the site. It's cool to walk through the ruins and imagine the theatre, but unless you know what you are looking at, there are no signs putting them in context.... More 

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Switzerland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 via mobile

The place is astonishing, as you have a great view down on Sparta. If you visit Sparta, you can take a nice walk right from the stadium (with a bronze statue of Leonidas king!) The theater is built right beneath the acropolis. Being destroyed by earthquakes (and more?) the place needs a lot of work. when we visited there was... More 

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Sweden
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273 attraction reviews
329 helpful votes 329 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

There is not much left of Spartan Acropolis, the most of monuments here are from roman times. First on a way to Acropolis you pass roman Acropolis walls, coming to the ruins of a Round Building, Rotunda. Then turning left after some 200 meters you reach the ruins of roman Theatre, large but mostly unexcavated. None the less the views... More 

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Kusadasi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

To visit Acropolis ancient city was one of my dream and thank to god my dream came true ! It was fantastic, i wish i would visit again.

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Renkum, the Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This location at the northern perifere of Sparta is a rather uninteresting area in olive groves, with some excavations, which are still underway. The view of modern Sparta from this site is excellent with the dramtic backdrop of the high mountains in the West.

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Considering the fact that the ancient spartans didn't leave much for us to discover about them, i think this is amazing. I almost went back in time! Now, there are no information about the ruins at the site, and no signs or arrows on where to go, but if you just follow the road you will see the most important... More 

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Drammen
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13 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

There is nothing for tourists here; the ruins are simply strewn about, waiting for some day when archaeologists can have a closer look at them. Athens is where most of the money is being spent. So this is not a tourist trap, by any means, but there aren't anything here to explain things for you either.

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Situated on a hillside just outside the town centre is a Roman amphitheatre and a jumble of stones that are. apparently, the ancient Acropolis of Sparta. There's no signage or visitor's centre, and you can't really get any feel for what the site might have looked like in the hey-day of Sparta in the 5th century BC.

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